The Pittsburgh Chess Club

Wightman Building

5604 Solway St., Suite 209

412 421 1881

Pittsburgh, pa, 15217


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Welcome to the Pittsburgh Chess Club! The PCC has roots going back to the early 1900s, and remains committed to serving the needs of chess players in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. We have one of the largest chess libraries you'll ever see. We also have a large supply of chess equipment. Refreshments are available for purchase.

Regular hours: Wednesdays 1:00-9:30pm. Saturdays 2:00-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm.

Club is open some Friday nights, depending on steward availability. Call for details.

Rated Tournaments: Tuesdays and some weekends.

Youth classes with Jerry Meyers:

Download a PCC membership form, mail it in, and join the fun today!

New PCC Board for 2017


At the annual membership meeting on October 14, the following members were elected to terms expiring in the indicated year:  Ben Johnson (2018), Ashley Priore (2020), Isaac Steincamp (2020), Bruce Leverett (2020), Boyd Reed (2020) and Paul Cantalupo (2020).


The officers for 2017-2018 are:  Boyd Reed (president), Melih Ozbek (Vice President), Jim Szurek (Treasurer) and Ashley Priore (Secretary).


The PCC thanks John Barroso for his work as Secretary.  The PCC also thanks John Surlow and Peter Jansen for their long and dedicated service to the Club as Board members.


Proposed Changes to PCC By-Laws


The PCC Board of Directors hereby gives notice as of October 25, 2017, that it will consider extended revisions to Article 2 of the PCC By-Laws at its November meeting.  Here is a link to the text of the current Article 2 and the proposed revisions (opens in a new window).


The November meeting of the Board will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 7:00pm, in the second floor conference room of the Wightman School Community Building.  PCC members in good standing may attend this meeting to discuss the proposed revisions.  Members may also submit comments to

Upcoming Tournament Flyers


Smith Memorial (starts 11/14)

Bomberault Memorial (12/16)


Entering a tournament? No problem.

Download our entry form, complete it, and remit it with your entry. Done!


Please note: The Pittsburgh Chess Club reserves the right to require use of a carbonless duplicate scoresheet (to be furnished by the PCC) in any PCC tournament game, and to mandate submission of one copy of that scoresheet by each player to the PCC. This authority is granted by US Chess Rule 15G. This will usually be limited to the top 1-2 boards in the top section of a tournament during the last 1-2 rounds.





Term Ends

Boyd Reed



Melih Ozbek

Vice President


James Szurek



Ashley Priore



Robert Atwell


Paul Cantalupo


Bruce Leverett


Ben Johnson


Isaac Steincamp


Jerald Meyers


Gabriel Petesch


Stephen Plato


Alexander Shabalov


Michael Stephan


John Barroso





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